Why, it’s the NEXT BIG THING! It’s your chance to learn about some wonderful writers and their fabulous book ideas. I’ve been tagged to be “it” for this week, and you’ll find I have tagged others for next week (see bottom of post). Take a gander around. Check out the links now, or wait until the 26th when they post (I’ll send a reminder that day on my blog right here).

Happy Holidays everyone, and enjoy the Tour!


Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:

What is the working title of your book?
Charlie Bear, What a Headstrong Rescue Dog Taught Me about Life, Love and Second Chances  CHARLIE BEAR

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Charlie Bear’s story begged to be told from the moment he spun his way into our lives, snapping and growling at his tail, to the admonition that he guarded his food and toys and didn’t like to be touched. I learned a lot that first year, and even more thereafter.

What genre does your book fall under?
Pet stories…memoir maybe? At its core, it’s a love story.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Oh, maybe Brad Pitt and Meg Ryan? Hey, a girl can dream.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A rescue dog with issues becomes part of a loving family, even while the family is going through issues of their own.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
CHARLIE BEAR is published through Inspiring Voices, a service of Guideposts and yes,  my agent helped me every step of the way.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Oh, let’s see…maybe 9 months? I had to keep stopping to put ice on my eyes after they puffed up from crying.  

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I call  it a cross between Marley & Me and the movie Must Love Dogs. 

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Charlie Bear inspired me, but so did my writers’ group pals. They are the best encouragers and motivators on the planet.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Readers have overwhelming stated in their reviews that they laughed and they cried, and felt like they were right there with Charlie Bear, Roger, and me throughout the entire story.

Thanks for joining me today. Here are the next TAGGED WRITERS! Enjoy their blogs and their answers to the ten questions next week, Dec. 26.

Patricia Lorenz http://patricialorenz.blogspot.com/
Marilyn Turk http://pathwayheart.com
Angela Hunt  http://www.angelahuntbooks.com/blog/

Hugs and much love as you celebrate Christmas and the reason for the season!
B.J. (and Charlie Bear…woofs  and wiggles)


6 thoughts on “What’s a BLOG HOP TOUR?

  • December 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    i love your blog, and will be watching for the others, as well. Thanks and have a blessed Christmas, B.J , Charlie and family

    • December 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      We wish you a very blessed Christmas as well and many, many more.
      B.J. and Charlie Bear

  • December 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Will enjoy traveling the journy with ‘Charlie Bear’ and you, B.J.; Can’t wait.

    Bow WoW,

    • December 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Follow along on a wonderful ride as we travel the blogs of other writers. Enjoy!
      Best wishes,
      B.J. and Charlie Bear

    • December 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      We follow in your beautiful footsteps.Thank you for initiating it.
      Many hugs,
      B.J. and Charlie Bear


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